[LRUG] Continuations

Alex Pounds alex at alexpounds.com
Thu Mar 15 07:56:59 PDT 2007

On Thu, March 15, 2007 1:27 pm, Piers Cawley wrote:
> benjohn at fysh.org writes:
>> I've also heard of continuation based web servers. Perhaps these could
>> be a good way of explaining continuations too?
> The trouble with using a continuation based webserver (say) as your
> point of entry to explaining how continuations work is that, if you
> get the implementation right, you never actually see the continuations
> when you're writing your webapp; you just see (probably) a new control
> structure (actually, what you tend to see is a *lack* of a control
> structure because the continuations take care of it in the background
> and you don't have to write all that explicit control logic).

Beware! Continuation-based web servers considered harmful:

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